Sammy West, the brother of Regina Daniels, an actress, has come under fire for arguing why individuals engage in what is known as “Yahoo Yahoo” fraud on the internet.
“Yahoo yahoo” is a financial crime mainly carried out in cyberspace by some Nigerian youths commonly referred to as “Yahoo Boys”.
The question of whether cybercrime is a true crime has been hotly debated on social media for a few weeks now.
Sammy expressed his opinion on the subject in a tweet that was filmed on his Instagram account. He claimed that the difficult economic conditions in Nigeria drove many people to engage in internet fraud.
“TBH, WHAT IS YAHOO COMPARED TO GOVERNMENT LOOTING? HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF WHAT THE COUNTRY WOULD BE LIKE IF THERE WAS NO MEANS TO SURVIVE? POLICE GO RESIGN FROM FORCE, IN FACT EVERY FORCE PERSONNEL GO RESIGN. IT’D BE A WAR ZONE WITH ROBBERY & KIDNAP, SO Y’AL SHOULD BE GREATFUL”
Netizens took to social media, and lambasted Sammy for glorifying what is wrong in society.